Farm and elevator operations

J.P. Faivre Ptn

DeKalb Illinois

Full time


Feb 7

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We are a 4200 acre grain farm with a small commercial grain facility. We are looking for someone dependable with a passion for agriculture to join our team here in DeKalb Illinois. You will be asked to operate farm equipment, drive a truck, help operate a grain elevator, perform equipment maintenance, and other general farm tasks. We operate late-model high tech farm equipment so an understanding and comfort with technology is required. The is opportunity to grow in and with our business. During spring and fall you will help with planting and harvest operations where some night and weekend work may be required. 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A CDL or the willingness and ability to obtain one
  • A clean driving record
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening
  • Be an enthusiastic learner
  • Have the ability to lift 50 pounds waist high
  • The ability and willingness to climb 150 feet
  • The ability to, or willingness to learn to, operate heavy machinery
  • Good math and computer skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Willingness to work outside

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Operate planting equipment including planters and tillage equipment
  • Operate a combine, semi, and grain cart
  • Grain elevator management and bookkeeping
  • Operate equipment displays and software
  • Assist with crop scouting and agronomy decisions
  • Maintain farm equipment, buildings and grounds
  • Elevator maintenance
  • Safely handle and mix farm chemicals
  • Operate a self propelled sprayer 

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